Google to ax Pentagon drone program that irked employees: reports

Google appears to be respecting the outrage among employees who wanted the tech giant to cease artificial intelligence work with the Pentagon that could be used for lethal purposes when a current deal expires next year, according to reports.

Diane Greene, head of the Google Cloud business that won a contract with the Pentagon’s Project Maven, said during a weekly employee meeting Friday that the company will not renew the contract, a person familiar with the discussion, but not permitted to speak publicly about it, told the New York Times. Gizmodo had also reported on remarks from the meeting.

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